Global Menu: Terminal: View->Show Menubar toggle makes no sense

Bug #728040 reported by Paul Sladen on 2011-03-02
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Terminal
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When GNOME Terminal is running under Unity with global menu, the option "View"->"Show Menubar" is still shown which doesn't make sense (it makes no difference and is not necessarily applicable.

This is probably a Won't Fix for the moment as a solution would require making Gnome Terminal aware of the environment that the terminal is running under (more codepaths to test and debug).

Ding Zhou (tualatrix) wrote :

The shortcuts to switch tab (Alt+Num) and jump between words (readline feature: Alt+F/Alt+B) don't work too.

This is very important to the users who work under terminal.

Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Hello Tualatrix, thank you for sharing your experience about an issue in the Gnome-Terminal. I think what you have noticed is possibly bug #666926 ("All Alt-x menu shortcut keys in GNOME Terminal don't work under Unity (eg. Alt-t)"). Could you have a look at that, and if it is not what you're seeing (eg. if you aren't using Unity), please could you file a new bug report.

Keeping separate issues documented on separate bug reports makes each one easier to follow, and easier to fix!

 status confirmed

Good catch, Paul

Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Ding Zhou (tualatrix) wrote :

Hello Paul,

I'm sorry, I reported in the wrong place, my issue is more like bug #663030.

I've already left my message there. Thank you.

Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-03
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-06-19
affects: unity (Ubuntu) → gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
affects: unity → gnome-terminal
tags: added: oneiric
Uwe Stuehler (ustuehler) wrote :

Hi Paul, the "Show Menubar" is important and should be fixed, instead of hidden. This is related to bug #728040 (Enable Menu Access Keys was switched back on without my request).

Uwe Stuehler (ustuehler) wrote :

Yikes, I meant it is related to bug #868152.

Uwe Stuehler (ustuehler) wrote :

I did not read bug #868152 thoroughly enough. Now that I understand that there is (always was?) a separate setting to control the menu access keys I'm not sure which way you want to go, but I think that it should be easier to disable menu access keys and it used to be very easy when "Show Menubar" had that side-effect.

Jeremy Nickurak (nickurak) wrote :

Also related to , in which the "show menubar" option doesn't work right when there ISNT a global menubar.

Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) wrote :

I mark it as a duplicate of bug 787465 (there's more comments there). There is also a solution provided: detecting global menu ( and disabling menu and settings items if detected.

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